As the economy restarts, Veuve Clicquot launches a platform offering discussion and support to women entrepreneurs with the SISTA collective
Wines & Spirits
With the Covid-19 crisis significantly impacting the French economy, the majority of young entrepreneurs find themselves in difficulty. To help them through this unprecedented situation, and as an extension to its established Bold by Veuve Clicquot initiative, the champagne house has launched the SISTA x BOLD program, which is dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs through the recovery phase and into the future. Veuve Clicquot joined forces with the SISTA collective to create a platform bringing together 100 experts offering 1,000 hours of guidance and discussion to women entrepreneurs who are determined to move past the current situation, safeguard their business activity, and face the future with confidence in themselves and their project.
As part of its Bold by Veuve Clicquot initiative supporting female entrepreneurs, the champagne house joined forces with the SISTA collective to create SISTA x BOLD, a program dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs as they recover from the crisis and prepare for the future.
The SISTA x BOLD platform puts women entrepreneurs in touch with 100 mentors offering 1,000 hours of personalized guidance and discussion. Each entrepreneur can contact a mentor selected according to her needs. The expertise of these experienced entrepreneurs or investors will help the participants to envisage solutions to the range of problems they face in developing their project and to approach the future with confidence and positivity.
The SISTA x BOLD mentoring team includes members of the SISTA network and experts from Veuve Clicquot, as well as past winners of the Veuve Clicquot Bold Woman Award, which has recognized female entrepreneurs every year since 1972.
According to Tatiana Jama, co-founder of the SISTA collective, the launch of the platform is based on the strong vision of entrepreneurship shared by Veuve Clicquot and SISTA: “The world is going through an unprecedented crisis, which shows our degree of interconnection and our dependence on each other, and there have been magnificent outbursts of solidarity. This crisis can accentuate gender inequalities or be an opportunity to re-imagine tomorrow. Together with Veuve Clicquot, we share an optimistic vision and a desire to make concrete change. It is in this context that we created the SISTA x BOLD program.”
SISTA x BOLD responds to SISTA and Veuve Clicquot’s shared objective to nurture a generation of diverse leaders and to encourage successive generations of women to be bolder and more ambitious.
“Our Maison has worked alongside women entrepreneurs for so many years that it would have been unthinkable for us not to respond to our community’s call in the face of this unprecedented crisis. Even though the crisis affects us all, more than ever we want to support these entrepreneurs through this period. It is one of our priorities and we are pleased to be able to take action with SISTA,” says Jean-Marc Gallot, CEO of Veuve Clicquot and future SISTA x BOLD mentor.
To sign up for the SISTA x BOLD program and receive an hour of personalized coaching, visit the dedicated platform: sistabold.com